NOW THIS IS A COOL IDEA !

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SIMPLE PAINT SHAKER

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Yep, pretty cool idea!!! I would also add a couple of BB's to the paint. ;)

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Great tip, thanks CrazyGirl.

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Wow Derick I am amazed you still breath air !!!! but I am gonna do it , i'll get a vari speed and an Irwin clamp and mount it under the bench



BB's and that idea is Not a good combo at all !!

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Pretty cool idea!

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I made a device (I dubbed it the "Stir-O-Lizer") using a rotisserie from a barbecue grill and PVC pipe that will hold up to 12 small bottles of paint at a time. It gently spins the bottles, thoroughly mixing the paint, and I can leave it unattended whilst I prepare things for the soon-to-be-airbrushed paint.

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A little added safety would be to hold it in down in a bucket of sorts, so if the bottle gets loose you may be able to keep it from going through your T.V.

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I use a device I like to call my hand...

Seriously though, my first thought looking at that was that it is fraught with danger.

There has to be a way to do similar using a palm sander. Mine has the paper attached with velcro so maybe I can make up a pouch with velcro on to hold the paint to the sander?

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you'll put your eye out

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I use a toothpick.

CadillacPat

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On the one hand, that's a pretty clever idea.

On the other hand, it seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

I think I like Pat's method better!

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Wow Derick I am amazed you still breath air !!!! but I am gonna do it , i'll get a vari speed and an Irwin clamp and mount it under the bench

BB's and that idea is Not a good combo at all !!

I've got BB's in every jar/bottle of paint that I have. You could use those soft pellets that they have too. That would probably be better for something that whips it that fast. ;)

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I have a Badger battery paint stir and at a show picked up a Robart paint shaker for cheap.

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That reciprocating saw idea does look fraught with danger, so for anyone who wants to build a Stir-O-Lizer, I took a photograph of the one I built. The picture will pretty much tell you how it went together. You'll need a rotisserie from a barbecue grill, six PVC end joints roughly the size of the bottles you'll be using, a piece of wood or Trex as a base, two hose clamps, and some wood screws to hold the rotisserie to the wood. The device spins at 2 rpm, so put your bottles in it about an hour before you are ready to paint, or you can leave them in all day if you want. It requires no attention once set in motion.

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That looks like a disaster waiting to happen! I always stir my bottle paint. It's virtually impossible to keep paint from seeping between the threads and the cap when you shake them.

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That looks like a disaster waiting to happen! I always stir my bottle paint. It's virtually impossible to keep paint from seeping between the threads and the cap when you shake them.

I agree about the disaster part, but I've never-never had paint seepage from shaking in 30+ years of building....unless you count that time I didn't have a cap on all the way :huh:

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Rubber bands & an "adult" toy?

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That reciprocating saw idea does look fraught with danger, so for anyone who wants to build a Stir-O-Lizer, I took a photograph of the one I built. The picture will pretty much tell you how it went together. You'll need a rotisserie from a barbecue grill, six PVC end joints roughly the size of the bottles you'll be using, a piece of wood or Trex as a base, two hose clamps, and some wood screws to hold the rotisserie to the wood. The device spins at 2 rpm, so put your bottles in it about an hour before you are ready to paint, or you can leave them in all day if you want. It requires no attention once set in motion.

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Now that the ticket right there, thanx for this tip,

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I had no idea that they made a mini paint shaker , so I bought that Robart one

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I like the Robart unit, Anne. I'll wrap a bottle of paint in it, do something else for a few minutes, and then take the bottle off and paint.

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I made one just like this but i then put a small zip-loc bag over the bottle. Now any possible paint explosion is contained,

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